Making your Apartment Feel Like Home: Budget Friendly Design Tips

Making your Apartment Feel Like Home: Budget Friendly Design Tips

Whether you’re a first-time renter or have been renting for years, it can be a challenge to decorate your apartment on a budget in order to make it feel like home. Sometimes, all it takes is a few minor upgrades to make to your apartment home to make your living space feel less temporary.

Here are a few simple things you can do to help add your own personal style to your apartment home while still being friendly to your wallet.

Before you begin: Check with your apartment office and your lease to make sure any major changes are allowed under your lease agreement.

  1. Clean your Apartment Regularly

Set a time each week to give your apartment a deep clean, along with a daily goal of keeping up with laundry and dishes. In smaller spaces, dirty laundry and dirty dishes stack up fast and can cause a bad smell to fill your apartment. Just 10 minutes a day can help keep you caught up on your laundry and dishes while 1-2 hours will help give you the time needed to deep clean your apartment.

  1. Decorate Those Walls!

Worried about damaging walls while decorating? Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives to help you hang up your favorite decorations or artwork without damaging your walls. Command strips and monkey hooks will allow you to easily hang and remove pictures with ease, and most importantly, no damage.

  1. Keep Colors Light and Let in Natural Light

Heavy curtains and drapes can give your apartment a small, dark, and gloomy feel. For centuries, designers and architects have known that letting in the natural light makes your apartment feel more spacious. Mix that with light colored decorations, and you’ve got more natural light reflecting across your space.

  1. Stay Organized

Keeping your apartment organized can help maximize the valuable space you have in your apartment. A good way to keep your things organized is by visiting the dollar store. You can find bins, boxes, and storage containers that will help you reduce your clutter without draining your bank account.

  1. Don’t Just Buy Bargains

Although you may be tempted to buy whatever is on sale, try to make a design plan and stick to it. Otherwise, without a plan, you may just end up buying things you don’t need and burying them in the back of your closet. When you have a plan, you can set your budget and stay within your means while also getting the items you want.

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